Gorilla Kingdom

We love wildlife. And there aren’t many better-looking games on that theme than the Gorilla Kingdom slot by NetEnt, who are giants of the slots world in the same way that gorillas are the undisputed top of the primate family tree – apart from Orangutans, of course, and we have no idea why there are a load of gorilla games and no orangutan games.

The Gorilla Kingdom opens on a stunning splash screen and continues the super-reel graphics into the game. It goes above and beyond the usual too, by featuring some lovely creatures outside of the usual Big Five of the Safari industry, and actually including animals who live where gorillas actually live – in forests and mountains.

NetEnt are slots monsters. They have nearly 1/5th of the world market in slots and nearly a third of the market in the European market. They have recently been snapped up by the live casino giants Evolution Gaming. Their games are always highly visible and every release is a hit.

This game has decent – but fairly middling – maths, with a 96.3% RTP and a medium variance that means that prizes won’t be massive, but that you won’t have to wait a long time to pick them up. The top prize is a 5,000-times stake award on the pay table, and the game runs with a 1,024-betways system. The betting runs to a very high maximum so make sure you play safely.

The Gorilla Kingdom slot was released in April 2020 and a year after that release is doing very nicely, so players obviously dig this deep dive into the natural world.

Let’s take you into the forest!

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How do you play the Gorilla Kingdom slot?

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Load up the game and you’ll be instantly at home with a five by three grid and a simple NetEnt control panel.

The central control console features a spin button flanked by an auto spin and turbo spin control (soon to be outlawed in the UK remember). To the right of the console lies the win window and then the balance window, and to the left are the betting controls (a simple, single control) and an information button and menu toggle.

Hit the information button to check out the pay table, where you’ll find the gorilla at the top with a 4-times stake top pay-out. The leopard pays out three-times stake for the top prize. A toucan pays out three-times stake for a set of five. A deer pays out 2.5-times stake for a full house. An anteater pays out 2.5-times stake for a full house. The card symbols pay out 1.5-times stake for aces and kings, and 1.2-times stake for jacks and queens, and evens for 10s and 9s.

The diamond is a scatter that opens up the extra features which are all delivered via the free spins round.


The scatter triggers the free spins round, with 10, 15, or 20 awarded for three, four, or five symbols on the reels. The free spins can be retriggered with scatters, awarding 3, 10, 15, or 20 more from within the bonus round. You can also pick up extra free spins for filling up animal panels.

In the free spins round, gorilla symbols may randomly transform into masks. When masked symbols appear they roll off the reels and fill up a panel. When all of the panel is filled one of the animals on the reels will be transformed into gorillas on the reels.

The Verdict

Well, we love it! There’s a lot of gorilla games but this is a very strong example.

The Gorilla Kingdom looks the absolute business, it really is one of the most nicely drawn graphic games seen by this reviewer in recent times. Of course, these things are completely a matter of personal taste, and you may hate this look, but no-one can deny that there is originality in the look of this game and a lot of value in the gameplay.

The free spins round delivers plenty of variety and there could be a big win if you hit the 5,000-times stake top prize at the top of the betting range, which runs from 0.1 coins to 350 coins. Make sure you keep your betting safe as your first priority.

Gorilla Kingdom has the potential to really carve out a space for itself in a crowded area of the market. We wish it well.

Gorilla Kingdom Slot Q&A

Should I play the Gorilla Kingdom slot?

Yes. It’s a beautiful looking and sounding game with a good deal of interest in the game play and the potential to win big prizes.

Are there any cool features I should pay attention to?

The big news is the free spins, and the big extra is the animal board for players to fill. If you like symbol collection features then this is a great one.

If I like this game, what else should I look at?

You will be spoiled for choice with both animal games and specifically gorilla-focussed games. Gorilla Gold Megaways from Blueprint, Ape King from RTG, and Savage Jungle from Playtech all might be of interest. NetEnt have been making massive games for years and Starburst remains the company’s number 1 title if you like their style here.

Is there anything else that I should know about the Gorilla Kingdom slot?

The free spins round takes 24 gorilla masks to complete the whole animal board, which will grant players eight extra spins, with the final spins featuring just gorilla symbols and royal symbols, meaning it should pretty much guarantee big wins.

What are the returns on Gorilla Kingdom?

This game has an RTP of 96.3%, we would normally call that average, and it equates to a house edge of 3.7%. That means the machine operator will expect to make a return of 3.7% over the entire lifetime of the game. This long-term measure is not a prediction but shows that Gorilla Kingdom should perform broadly like most other games on the market at the moment.

Rachel Pine

Slots Expert

Rachel Pine is our slots expert who has worked in the online gambling industry for 10+ years. Over the course of her career, Rachel has reviewed more than 3,000 slots.